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Generally quieter
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I just want to know, why do you guys watercool? Is it because you want bragging rights? Gonna do extreme overclocking? I just want to know.

Because it is addicting. smile.gif
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You should look into peltiers. LOL the memories a decade earlier of trying to tame a peltier with my deltas, and switfech cpu cooler.

those will probably be my next step, I just have not got bored of water cooling yet(and money wise, its cheaper). I'm starting to get into the whole experience of custom building computers and what not. Only thing i have not really tried, but want to do is a complete rebuild and custom sleeving.
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Its also quite a fun project, makes u feel like a baws and looks better, quieter and better cooling.

this is why i want too, tho i do wanna oc a lil
    
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It's a fun hobby and a great way to flex your creative side biggrin.gif
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Cause I need it in my veins! thumb.gif
-Quieter
-Looks cooler
-Most people get's stumped when they find out the computer is water cooled
-More overclockable while still having lower temperatures
-A fun hobby
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^^ Second that biggrin.gif
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So how much maintenance is involved in full watercooling systems? I always wonder about lime build up; if your always tearing apart your system to clean it. I just "finished" my rig about a month ago and might look into watercooling; not sure if I want to just start with a close looped system for my SB build then move onto full systems once I get comfortable with water in my rig. Currently temps are great with my CM 212 oc'd to 4.4 ghz, I would mostly start this for the hobby in it but don't want to be tearing my system apart every couple months because there's mold or lime build up. Just curious if you can get it fairly maintenance free and just refill every now and then.

Thanks for any responses. smile.gif
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So how much maintenance is involved in full watercooling systems? I always wonder about lime build up; if your always tearing apart your system to clean it. I just "finished" my rig about a month ago and might look into watercooling; not sure if I want to just start with a close looped system for my SB build then move onto full systems once I get comfortable with water in my rig. Currently temps are great with my CM 212 oc'd to 4.4 ghz, I would mostly start this for the hobby in it but don't want to be tearing my system apart every couple months because there's mold or lime build up. Just curious if you can get it fairly maintenance free and just refill every now and then.
Thanks for any responses. smile.gif

That's what kill coil is for. I'm new to water cooling but was told you should only have to drain your loop once a year thumb.gif

had mine going since December and still looks good

Have to take the pump out tomorrow though since it's too loud. XSPC sent me a replacement today thumb.gif
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So how much maintenance is involved in full watercooling systems? I always wonder about lime build up; if your always tearing apart your system to clean it. I just "finished" my rig about a month ago and might look into watercooling; not sure if I want to just start with a close looped system for my SB build then move onto full systems once I get comfortable with water in my rig. Currently temps are great with my CM 212 oc'd to 4.4 ghz, I would mostly start this for the hobby in it but don't want to be tearing my system apart every couple months because there's mold or lime build up. Just curious if you can get it fairly maintenance free and just refill every now and then.
Thanks for any responses. smile.gif

lime build up? what lime build up? you mean algae? if you used just distilled water with silver or PT nuke, then you're good to go. the tubing will plasticize eventually so you can replace the tubing when that happens. but it seems if everything is setup correctly, then you can do maintenance anywhere from once a quarter, to once a year. some ppl just do a flush. some ppl do a full take down of their loop
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Lime may have been the wrong word; probably algea, thought I heard that lime scale build up on a video but could be mistaken. Thanks for the responses; guess once a year maintenance is very acceptable. Not that I wouldn't find a reason to take apart my rig before that anyway:D
Put my mind to rest about giving it a go. Thanks!
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